File:Waldemar Bonsels.jpg|thumb|Waldemar Bonsels.
'''Waldemar Bonsels''' (21 February 1880 in Ahrensburg
– 31 July 1952 in ) was a Germany|German
Waldemar Bonsels's most famous work is the children's book Biene Maja|Die Biene Maja
(Maya the Bee). This work also served the basis for a Japanese animated television series named Maya the Honey Bee
in the mid-1970s, as well as a Croatian opera for children written by Bruno Bjelinski
, making Bonsels work known to even a great audience. The Opera was staged 2008 in Villach, Austria at the Carinthian Summer Music Festival.
"Himmelsvolk" (''People in the sky'') is a sequel with a more philosophical focus, describing a in mystical terms the unity of all creation and its relationship to God.
There are a number of novels and shorter stories dealing with love as Eros and on the higher level of divine love in the spirit of romanticism (Eros und die Evangelien, Menschenwege,...